David Luiz has been an important part of the team since signing for Chelsea during the summer. He has even played a more important role in defence since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation. Luiz plays in the middle of the three centre-backs and is heavily involved in ball distribution and covering for the left and right centre halves.
Speaking of the new system and why it has been so successful, David Luiz said: “The change in the system to three centre back didn’t make the team lose offensive power and brought more safety to our defending. However, the main point is how [Antonio] Conte has been implementing his work.”
“He makes sure that every player assimilates and understands perfectly how to behave on the field. When you have conscience of how to execute your actions, the results appear naturally.”
“Another important detail is that we study a lot how our opponents play. Preparation is quite heavy. Coupled with that, the individual style of every athlete has helped in our collective growth.”